Man arrested in connection with gruesome killing at T.C. Jester Park

Man arrested in connection with gruesome killing at T.C. Jester Park

Jessie Blanco

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 12:15 PM

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HOUSTON – Houston police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the grisly killing of a woman at a city park in northwest Houston.

Melissa Chavez’s body was found around 3 a.m. Monday at T.C. Jester Park located in the 4200 block of T.C. Jester.

Her killing was captured on video by a surveillance camera mounted on a nearby home, providing investigators with graphic details. She appeared to have been struck by a car in what police suspect was a domestic dispute.

A man driving the car struck Chavez with his elbow and dragged her around the parking lot by her hair, then repeatedly drove over her body, sources told KHOU 11 News.

Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jessie Blanco is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court. 

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led police to Blanco and he was arrested without incident, police said.

 

 

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